Michelle Obama has made it her mission to help Americans live healthier lives. Through initiatives like her “Let’s Move!” campaign, Mrs. Obama has become an ardent advocate of exercise and healthier eating Although she’s been from coast to coast supporting her beloved cause, the FLOTUS is about to kick it up a notch, she’s writing a book!
According to the Christian Science Monitor, Mrs. Obama signed a deal with Crown Publishing Group, and will be penning a book about the kitchen garden she started at the White House and her efforts to champion healthy habits for Americans.
The C.S. Monitor reports:
“The as yet untitled book will be published in April 2012. It is expected to include an explanation from Mrs. Obama as to what inspired her to plant the first edible garden on the White House’s South Lawn since Eleanor Roosevelt’s World War II era “victory garden.” She will also share some of her family’s favorite healthy recipes, said Crown, a unit of Random House publishers.
“Crown said the first lady received no advance and would donate the proceeds to a charity to be determined later. The book will include photos of Obama’s White House garden as well as other community, urban, and school gardens around the United States.”
Hopefully, this will only be one of the books Mrs. Obama pens. Personally, I’m looking forward to reading more about her life growing up on Chicago’s tough South Side and how she went from meager beginning to being one of the most powerful women in the world.